Minors: Chinese, Computing & Digital Technologies, and Digital Marketing
Clubs / Extracurricular Activities: International Student Admissions Board, Student International Business Council (SIBC), ND Venture Capital Club, Asian Business Society, Filipino-American Student Organization (FASO), Asian American Association (AAA), Psychology Club, and Senior Fellows.
Hi! My name is Martina. I was born in the Philippines but grew up in Singapore. I am a rising senior and live in McGlinn Hall. I’m a Psychology major with minors in Chinese, Computing & Digital Technologies, and Digital Marketing. On campus, I am involved with various activities such as SIBC, ND Venture Capital Club, International Student Admissions Board, and cultural clubs such as FASO. My favorite part about being an international student is being able to bring in fresh perspectives and different experiences, not only in the classroom, but also during the everyday conversations I have with my friends. One of my favorite things about Notre Dame is the supportive and welcoming community: everyone wants to see you succeed! But, whenever I feel a bit lost or confused, The Grotto is my favorite place to go to on campus— it always manages to give me a warm embrace…even during the coldest months.
Favorite ND Moment
My favorite moment at Notre Dame was going to my first football game (where we beat Michigan) and doing touchdown push-ups!
Advice for Incoming International Students
Don’t be shy to talk about yourself! Everyone will be excited to hear about your different experiences and stories. Also, take advantage of the countless events they have here, it’s a great way to meet new people from all around campus.